Friday, May 02, 2008

For some reason....

...the thought that Boris might be Mayor of London by midnight made me think of this.


Blogger Peter Risdon said...

And also, I suspect, of making a grotesque, defamatory and dishonest parallel between Johnson and a former, disgraced Tory council leader. This, despite there being no hint of financial irregularities around Johnson, and considerable evidence of them around Livingstone, who you presumably support.

Partisan politics have a corrosive effect on otherwise decent people. Even though you removed the post, it was contemptible even to contemplate it.

May 02, 2008 8:34 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh cheer up. It was an email sent by a reader that amused me, though I decided it was a trifle harsh. It was up for less than an hour, and the Evening Standard have been dishing out far worse opprobrium to Ken. Of course politics is partisan.

If partisan politics on election night offends you, then may I respectfully suggest that you give the internet a wide berth for the next 24 hours, as it may bring on a fit of the vapours.

May 02, 2008 10:46 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

Besides which, I can't see how 18 months of BJ in London will ultimately do the Tories many favours. Boris is charming, ruthless and cunning and plays the buffoon well on TV, but he is what he is, and his capacity to cause offence and misread cues will be rued more and more as time goes on.

An ironic, amusing choice can end up ironic for the wrong reasons and all jokes wear thin.

May 02, 2008 10:50 pm  
Blogger Peter Risdon said...

You took it down, but can't admit to it having been unpleasant; that's not honest. It crossed the line. I wrote of the corrosive effect of partisan politics. This remains an example of that.

May 02, 2008 11:19 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

I thought it was harsh, unpleasant - but funny. Get over it. Honestly.

You think that's bad? You should see what else is being said on the internet.

I might put it up again actually.

At least Dame Shirley had some clearly defined policies. And could add up.

May 03, 2008 12:17 am  
Blogger Peter Risdon said...

What on earth gives you the arrogance to suggest I don't know what's on the internet? It's not that it was harsh, or unpleasant. It was dishonest. Are you really unable to understand that?

So put it up again, if you wish. You've lost my respect.

May 03, 2008 1:43 am  
Blogger Boggo said...

There must be something to be said for losing the respect someone who clearly does not deserve yours.

May 03, 2008 9:01 am  
Blogger Rachel said...

Peter, your flurry of comments which swiftly morph into chucking personal insults about is annoying.

For starters, there is nothing 'dishonest' about me putting up a picture of Boris with an amusing caption, then deciding half an hour later to take it down - BEFORE you even left a comment, because I found something funnier - The Young Ones.

You know what? You're being rude and hectoring and objectionable aren't you, for the sake of it?

Well, please go and be rude on someone else's blog.

May 03, 2008 6:05 pm  

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